CASEY WOOSTER'S PET CARE SERVICE by Janet Nichols

CASEY WOOSTER'S PET CARE SERVICE

Age Range: 8 - 11
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Casey, 11, needs money for a plane ticket to visit her mother, an impecunious would-be Hollywood actress, so she and her infuriatingly brainy stepbrother Benjamin start a pet- and plant- sitting business during summer vacation. In the course of their ensuing misadventures with an overfed old poodle that inconveniently dies, two invisible cats, plants whose brown spots they disguise with green markers, and a whiny little girl's cardboard horse, Casey gets close to Benjamin, learns to appreciate her finicky stepmother, and begins to understand why her mother left. Some of the plot logic won't bear much scrutiny (though Casey's mother lives just 400 miles away, air travel is the only option considered), but the breezy pace and light touch carry it along. A couple of new characters appearing near the happy end suggest a sequel. (Fiction. 8-11)

Pub Date: Oct. 29th, 1993
ISBN: 0-689-31879-0
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1993